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Functional, scaled-down versions of both traditional and recent designs. For puzzle enthusiasts and collectors of miniatures. Precision crafted of fine exotic and domestic hardwoods.

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Item 1 - Mini Windmill (IPP 10)

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Mini Windmill (IPP 10) by Dan Feldman / Allan Boardman

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 0.48 in.

Notes: 12 piece burr; made from Maple.

 

Item 2 - Mini Windmill

Price: $ 70

In stock: 4

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Mini Windmill by Dan Feldman / Allan Boardman

Designer: Dan Feldman
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 0.48 in.

Notes: 12 piece burr; made from Rosewood; same design as IPP 10 exchange. I ran out of the IPP 10 exchange souvenir and reproduced a similar one.

 

Item 5 - Mini Three Piece Burr (IPP 12)

Price: $ 35

In stock: 10+

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Mini Three Piece Burr (IPP 12) by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/16 in.

Notes: Made from Maple. Probably the most fundamental of all traditional burr puzzles.

 

Item 7 - Great Pagoda (IPP 14)

Price: $ 60

In stock: 10+

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Great Pagoda (IPP 14) by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/2 in.

Notes: 19 piece burr; made from Cherry. A beautiful "crystal" design, in miniature.

 

Item 8 - Heart to Heart (IPP 15)

Price: $ 30

In stock: 10+

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Heart to Heart (IPP 15) by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 1/4 in.

Notes: Made from Maple. This simple disentanglement puzzle is a nice challenge for a beginner.

 

Item 9 - New Knot (IPP 16)

Price: $ 45

In stock: 10+

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New Knot (IPP 16) by Tad Muroi / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Tad Muroi
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/2 in.

Notes: Three piece burr; made from Choc de Koke. New Knot is a new design by Tad Muroi. A clever twist is involved in disassembly.

 

Item 10 - Le Cube d'H (IPP 17)

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Le Cube d'H (IPP 17) by Jacques Frossard / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Jacques Frossard
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/8 in.

Notes: 12 piece burr; made from Rimu. A terrific burr designed by Jacques Frossard.

 

Item 11 - The Fifth Avenue (IPP 18)

Price: $ 85

In stock: 10+

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The Fifth Avenue (IPP 18) by Nob Yoshigahara / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Nob Yoshigahara
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 11/4 in.

Notes: A mini put-together puzzle. Nob designed this puzzle in the '80s and won the first Hikimi Grand Prix in 1984. Made of five kinds of wood, in a hand crafted box.

 

Item 12 - The Loculus of Archimedes (IPP 19)

Price: $ 85

In stock: 10+

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The Loculus of Archimedes (IPP 19) by Archimedes / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Archimedes
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 in.

Notes: A tangram-type puzzle. This 14 piece dissected square may well be the oldest known puzzle. Padauk pieces in an Ash box.

 

Item 13 - Ball in a Cage (IPP 20)

Price: $ 55

In stock: 10+

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Ball in a Cage (IPP 20) by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/4 in.

Notes: 12 piece burr. This classic burr is made of Pao Ferro, with a steel ball in the center.

 

Item 14 - Parcel Post (IPP22)

Price: $ 100

In stock: 10+

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Parcel Post (IPP22) by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.

Notes: Made from Yellowheart Pieces in a Walnut Box. Copy of a wonderful 100 year old 18 piece packing puzzle. Mini solution included.

 

Item 15 - Japanese Burr (IPP 23)

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Japanese Burr (IPP 23) by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 in.

Notes: 12 piece burr; made from Oak. Although the history of this very clever puzzle is not known, the design probably dates to the early 20th Century.

 

Item 16 - Japanese Burr (IPP23)

Price: $ 145

In stock: 10+

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Japanese Burr (IPP23) by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 5/16 in.

Notes: Made from Ivory. This is the same puzzle as item 15, made for IPP 23, but in ivory, 1/3 size.

 

Item 17 - AHA Box (IPP 24)

Price: $ 105

In stock: 10+

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AHA Box (IPP 24) by Allan Boardman
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Designer/Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.

Notes: Trick box; made from figured Maple. Designed to lure your non-puzzler friends into "our" world.

 

Item 18 - Four Pentomino Problems (IPP 25)

Price: $ 70

In stock: 10+

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Four Pentomino Problems (IPP 25) by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 x 2 x 1/8 in.

Notes: A pocket version of a classic puzzle, in Walnut and Cherry. Includes four cards indicating which squares to leave open.

 

Item 19 - Tut's Tetrahedron (IPP 26)

Price: $ 40

In stock: 10+

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Tut's Tetrahedron (IPP 26) by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 3/8 in. high

Notes: This four piece dissection, in Oak, is more difficult and less common than the standard versions.

 

Item 20 - Pegasus (IPP 27)

Price: $ 135

In stock: 10+

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Pegasus (IPP 27) by Tad Muroi / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Tad Muroi
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 x 2 x 9/16 in.

Notes: An homage to puzzle designer and maker Tad Muroi, in Black Walnut. This take-apart is typical of Muroi's beautiful and challenging designs.

 

Item 21 - Pocoloco (IPP 28)

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Pocoloco (IPP 28) by Václav Obšivač / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Václav Obšivač
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 x 1 x 1 in.

Notes: A small version of Václav (Vinco) Obšivač's clever take-apart cube, in Black Walnut.

 

Item 24 - Level 5 Notchable Six-Piece Burr (IPP 29)

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Level 5 Notchable Six-Piece Burr (IPP 29) by Bill Cutler / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Bill Cutler
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.

Notes: A mini version of Bill Cutler's unique 1987 design, in Brazilian Rosewood.

 

Item 25 - Star Burr

Price: $ 35

In stock: 10+

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Star Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/2 in.

Notes: 6 piece; made from Maple. Classical diagonal burr, "easy disassembly" version.

 

Item 26 - Mini Star Burr

Price: $ 60

In stock: 10+

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Mini Star Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/5 in.

Notes: 6 piece; made from Boxwood. Same as Star Burr, but smaller - very difficult to assemble.

 

Item 27 - Mini Star Burr

Price: $ 70

In stock: 10

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Mini Star Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/5 in.

Notes: 6 piece; made from Rosewood. Same as Star Burr, but smaller - very difficult to assemble.

 

Item 28 - Mini Star Burr

Price: $ 100

In stock: 3

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Mini Star Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/5 in.

Notes: 6 piece; made from Ivory. Same as Star Burr, but smaller - very difficult to assemble.

 

Item 31 - Altekruse

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Altekruse by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 5/16 in.

Notes: 12 piece burr; made from Blood Wood. Famous burr in a beautiful wood.

 

Item 32 - Six piece Burr

Price: $ 40

In stock: 2

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Six piece Burr by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/4 in.

Notes: Made from Boxwood. Version found in Wyatt's Puzzles in Wood.

 

Item 33 - Impossible Nail

Price: $ 25

In stock: 10+

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Impossible Nail by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3 in.

Notes: Made from iron nail in a Pine Block. Not a puzzle, but an "impossible object".

 

Item 35 - Cherry Pi

Price: $ 25

In stock: 10+

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Cherry Pi by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 in.

Notes: Made from Cherry wood. A take-off on the classic "T" puzzle - souvenir at G4G3, January 1998.

 

Item 36 - 9 L

Price: $ 30

In stock: 10+

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9 L by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 9/16 in. cube

Notes: Made from Walnut and Maple pieces. An interesting packing puzzle with nine pieces assembled in a checkerboard cube.

 

Item 38 - Loaded Die

Price: $ 115

In stock: 10+

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Loaded Die by Allan Boardman
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Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/4 in.

Notes: Made from Yellowheart and Ebony. Open the die cube and inside is a mini "25 Y" puzzle – 25 "Y" pentacubes packed in a checkerboard pattern. Two puzzles in one.

 

Item 41 - Sei-Shonagon Chie-No-Ita

Price: $ 30

In stock: 10+

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Sei-Shonagon Chie-No-Ita by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 x 2 in.

Notes: Made from Walnut. This Tangram-like puzzle, dating from 1742, is probably the oldest puzzle for which an original still exists. Copies of original booklet included. Souvenir at G4G6, March 2004.

 

Item 42 - 30-60-90 Drafter Partridge

Price: $ 30

In stock: 10+

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30-60-90 Drafter Partridge by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 x 2 in.

Notes: Made from Walnut. Ten 30-60-90 triangles, one with short base one unit, two with short base two units, three with short base three units, and four with short base four units can be arranged to form a 30-60-90 triangle with short base ten units. Souvenir

 

Item 43 - Lateral Thinking

Price: $ 50

In stock: 10+

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Lateral Thinking by Brian Young / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Brian Young
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 2 x 2 x 2 in.

Notes: Made from Walnut and Yellowheart. Assemble the letter "L", "T", and "L/T" simultaneously. Designed by Brian Young. Souvenir at G4G8, March 2008.

 

Item 44 - Desert Rose

Price: $ 85

In stock: 10+

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Desert Rose by William Waite / Allan Boardman
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Designer: William Waite
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 in.

Notes: Made from Mazur Birch and Walnut. A wonderful new six piece take-apart, designed by William Waite.

 

Item 45 - Micro Desert Rose

Price: $ 180

In stock: 5

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Micro Desert Rose by William Waite / Allan Boardman
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Designer: William Waite
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.

Notes: Made from Ebony and Ivory. A smaller version of William Waite's puzzle.

 

Item 47 - Celt

Price: $ 100

In stock: 10+

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Celt by Allan Boardman

Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 5 in. long

Notes: Made from Various exotic hardwoods. A mysterious "top" that only spins in one direction.

 

Item 49 - Unhappy Childhood

Price: $ 225

In stock: 10

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Unhappy Childhood by Stewart Coffin / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 11/16 in.

Notes: Made from Ebony and Boxwood pieces in a Birdseye Maple box. A checkerboard pentacube puzzle designed by Stewart Coffin.

 

Item 51 - Triple Mosaic

Price: $ 200

In stock: 9

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Triple Mosaic by Wim Zwaan / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Wim Zwaan
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in.

Notes: Made from Tulipwood and Yellowheart pieces in a Walnut box. A tetromino tray puzzle designed by Wim Zwaan for the IPP 31 puzzle design competition.

 

Item 52 - The Three-Piece Block Puzzle

Price: $ 50

In stock: 2

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The Three-Piece Block Puzzle by Stewart Coffin / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Stewart Coffin
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 1 x 1 x 1 in.

Notes: Made from Yellowheart. A wonderful example of Stewart Coffin's polyhedral genius and the favorite puzzle of at least one important collector.

 

Item 53 - Extreme Boxed Burr

Price: $ 275

In stock: 7

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Extreme Boxed Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in.

Notes: Made from Masur Birch (burr pieces) and Thuya Burl (cage).

 

Item 54 - Extreme Boxed Burr

Price: $ 275

In stock: 4

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Extreme Boxed Burr by Frans de Vreugd / Allan Boardman
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Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Maker: Allan Boardman

Size: 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in.

Notes: Made from Masur Birch (burr pieces) and Pink Ivory (cage).

 

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